Tag: prospects

Frank Viola: Sweet Music To A Pitching Prospect’s Ears

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Frank Viola: Sweet Music To A Pitching Prospect’s Ears

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com confirmed on Wednesday that the Mets have named Frank Viola their new Triple-A pitching coach. Viola will join Wally Backman‘s staff, and look to continue the same success that he has experienced while coaching one year with Brooklyn (A-) and the past two with Savannah (A). Viola, who played with the Twins for nine […]

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Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

To even the casual observer, it would appear that building a productive farm system in baseball is undertaken with the same predictive science and art as trying to pick the winning lottery ticket before scratching off the numbers. Lack of talent, career altering injuries, failure to translate potential, bad luck — the rise to the […]

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Hit The Ground Running: A Page From The Detroit Tigers

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Hit The Ground Running: A Page From The Detroit Tigers

Jonathan Bernhardt, perhaps a distant relative many times removed, did a piece called “Time To Shine” for “Sports on Earth.” In the column, Bernhardt highlights prospects he predicts may be on a fast track to reach the bright lights and fame of major league baseball. It wasn’t the prospects themselves but what Bernhardt had to […]

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We May See Syndergaard Sooner Rather Than Later

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
We May See Syndergaard Sooner Rather Than Later

Jonathan Bernhardt of Sports on Earth, picked Noah Syndergaard, Taijuan Walker and Archie Bradley as his 2014 breakout stars. About Syndergaard he says that even with Travis d’Arnaud on track to begin the season as the Mets’ starting catcher this season, Syndergaard could turn out to be the most valuable player New York acquired in the trade […]

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The Mets’ First Two Great Prospects: Kranepool and Swoboda

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ First Two Great Prospects: Kranepool and Swoboda

Today, when teams discuss trades, prospects have inflated value based on what they MIGHT achieve according to scouts and also because they will be relatively cheap and under team control for several years to come. But prospects often don’t turn out to be big stars; some don’t make the major leagues at all. Even the […]

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Thank You Mets Fans and Happy New Year!

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
Thank You Mets Fans and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you… Wow, where does all the time go? I can’t say goodbye to 2013 without first saying ‘thank you’ to all of our Readers and Writers. Because of you, MMO is standing tall with a bright future ahead of us. I cannot believe we are wrapping up our ninth […]

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Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 4 Comments
Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia hasn’t thrown a lot this winter, but when he has, he’s been lights out, missing a ton of bats and flashing the mid-to-upper-90s velocity that has scouts raving, writes Baseball Prospectus. You can’t put a lot of stock in winter league performances, but you can put a ton of stock in young pitchers returning […]

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Who Are The Mets’ Top 5 Closer Prospects?

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Who Are The Mets’ Top 5 Closer Prospects?

We received an MMO Mailbag question from JetsMets13 asking for our top five prospects who could potentially close games in the future. Here are my top five choices for players who could become future closers. 5. Luis Mateo Mateo might be higher on this list had he not underwent Tommy John last season. Before he […]

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Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

In the three seasons since Sandy took over, we have seen a continuous theme of signing veteran players to minor league deals for the soul purpose of acting as a stopgap while the club’s younger internal options develop. More often than not, these acquisitions have favored the veterans, resulting in the prospects starting the season […]

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Rising Through The Ranks: Mets’ Pitching Prospect Cory Mazzoni

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 2 Comments
Rising Through The Ranks: Mets’ Pitching Prospect Cory Mazzoni

There has been some buzz this offseason regarding Cory Mazzoni possibly making the Mets’ Opening Day roster as a reliever. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Mets do have to fill some holes in the bullpen and many have seen Mazzoni as a player that could transition to the pen now that there […]

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